suggested xorg-compatible video HW for FreeBSD/amd64 ?

Adam K Kirchhoff akirchhoff135014 at
Mon Nov 28 10:25:01 UTC 2011

On 11/28/11 04:39, Marat N.Afanasyev wrote:
> Luigi Rizzo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am looking for suggestions for a video card that works with
>> some Xorg driver on FreeBSD/amd64 (either RELENG_9 or HEAD).
>> I am not interested in anything fancy, just plain 2d desktop
>> and video playback.
>> I have some new machines with i7-2600k CPU but the onboard
>> card is not recognised by the newer intel drivers, and the vesa
>> driver crashes as soon as i do something (such as changing
>> resolution to something different from 1024, or switching vtys, etc).
>> I understand that there is work in progress on the Intel side
>> but i will post a separate msg on the topic.
>> I can get some nvidia (GeForce: 210 or GT520) or ATI (Sapphire Radeon:
>> HD5450 or HD5570) but am unclear if/how they are supported. The
>> nvidia drivers on the nvidia page say there is only FreeBSD/x86 support,
>> and googling around doesn't give any good or encouraging suggestions.
>> Can anyone with xorg working on FreeBSD/amd64 share some info on his
>> configuration ?
>> thanks
>> luigi
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> In your case I suggest to try Nvidia first with their binary drivers.
> If they do not work, use any Radeon with open-source driver, you 
> should have accelerated 2d and overlay video support, but no 3d 
> acceleration on Radeon.

The radeons listed do not have *any* acceleration, 2D or 3D.


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